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    prefix and suffix

    Please tell me if the word says ​ is a suffix. I heard someone use this word as an example of a suffix but I didn't understand how it could be a suffix.

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    It's a very strange example to choose. Offhand, the closest I can think of to it being a suffix is in a word like hearsay, and it isn't one there. I wouldn't call it a suffix.

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    Just to reinforce Tdol's comment, I've never heard of it being called a suffix either.

    What example did they give you?
    Last edited by Eckaslike; 26-Sep-2015 at 16:51.

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    #4

    Re: prefix and suffix

    Could it (=the suffix) be the "s" in "says"?

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    Re: prefix and suffix

    That seems to be stretching it a bit and is likely to confuse the OP.

    suffix

    an affix that follows the element to which it is added, as -ment in entertainment.
    (Collins)

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